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palsy-walsy

[pal-zee-wal-zee] /ˈpæl ziˈwæl zi/
adjective, Slang.
1.
friendly or appearing to be friendly in a very intimate or hearty way:
The police kept their eye on him because he was trying to get palsy-walsy with the security guard.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; rhyming compound based on palsy2
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British Dictionary definitions for palsy walsy

palsy-walsy

/ˈpælzɪˌwælzɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) excessively friendly
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Slang definitions & phrases for palsy walsy

palsy-walsy

adjective

Very friendly; chummy: breezy, palsy-walsy with Baskerville, who's not a breezy type (1940s+)

noun

: Hey, palsy-walsy, what's going down?


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